House of Lords: Members

House of Lords written question – answered on 10th December 2012.

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Photo of Lord Ashcroft Lord Ashcroft Conservative

To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they take to ensure that all Members of the House of Lords retain the correct citizenship status to be a member of the House; and what are the consequences if a Member of the House of Lords is found not to have the correct citizenship.

Photo of Lord McNally Lord McNally Deputy Leader of the House of Lords, The Minister of State, Ministry of Justice, Liberal Democrat Leader in the House of Lords

If it came to light that a Member of the House of Lords did not have the correct citizenship status to be a member of the House (as provided for by the Act of Settlement 1701 as modified by the British nationality Act 1981) a Writ of Summons would not be issued to such a Member.

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